The Salsa Train Orquestra
New York Salsa-Latin Jazz
The Salsa Train Orchestra was formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 2016. The band was formed by Carlos Clinton (Keyboards/Band-Leader) who started playing music as a child in New York City. Carlos’s first instrument was the trombone. Soon after, he decided that he wanted to learn percussion. Carlos learned to play the Congas, Bongos, and other percussion instruments. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York in the 1960’s, Carlos listened to some of the greats of Salsa music including Willie Colon, Ray Barretto, LeBron Brothers, and the Fania All-Stars, as well as many other musicians from Puerto Rico and Cuba. Carlos believed the rhythm and instrumentation that these bands had was amazing! Carlos played in bands in New York, Puerto Rico, and in Western Massachusetts.The Salsa Train Orchestra specializes in New York style salsa and Latin Jazz music. All arrangements are written by well-known Trumpet Player and Musical Arranger, Tommy Villariny from Puerto Rico. Tommy is a graduate from the Berkeley School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and with his help, he has assisted the Salsa Train Orchestra find its identity as a band that plays New York Style Salsa and Latin Jazz for listeners and dancers alike that want to enjoy great music.